The Magnetosphere - Earth Raises its Shields
A view of a computer-generated model of the Earth's magnetosphere. Semi-transparent surfaces represent particle density (red is high, blue is low) and silvery tubes represent the magnetic field lines. In this particular model, the solar wind has an ambient density of 8.35 particles/cm^3. The isosurfaces are then red (> 17 particles/cm^3), yellow (> 12 particles/cm^3), green (> 8.6 particles/cm^3) and blue (< 1.0 particle/cm^3). Note: Fly-around view of the Earth's magnetosphere. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST), Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC), Eric Sokolowsky (GST). Scientist: Dan Spicer (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: 3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation.
Producer NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization StudioAudio/Visual sound, color
December 17, 2009
Great classroom material!
How cool would this be to use in a classroom? It's so descriptive.
December 1, 2009